Insurgency and war in Nigeria : regional fracture and the fight against Boko Haram (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Insurgency and war in Nigeria : regional fracture and the fight against Boko Haram

Author: Akali Omeni
Publisher: London ; New York, NY : I.B. Tauris, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Focus on the military nature of Boko Haram, the reasons for its success in those specific regions of the Chad basin it operates in and a detailed history of the Nigerian army's counter-insurgency - with whom, uniquely, the author has spent research time. The book identifies and analyses the battles and skirmishes on the front line, as well as unearthing a wider explanation for Boko Haram's military success and the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Akali Omeni
ISBN: 9781788311281 1788311280
OCLC Number: 1105856153
Description: xiii, 270 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: PrefaceAcknowledgementsIntroduction Part I: The Insurgent Chapter 1. Boko Haram's Formative Years, Ideology and Transitioning to ViolenceChapter 2. The 2009 Troubles in North-East Nigeria and Abu Shekau's EmergenceChapter 3. 2016 - 2019: Boko Haram, Abu Mus'ab Al-Barnawi and Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP)Part II: The EnvironmentChapter 4. The Terrestrial Environment as a Force-MultiplierChapter 5. The North-East Nigeria Border Environment: Cameroon, Chad and NigerChapter 6. The Non-Physical Environment to Boko Haram's InsurgencyPart III: The Campaign Chapter 7. A Resilient Threat: Boko Haram's Military and Organisational SophisticationChapter 8. Suicide Bombing and Guerrilla Warfare: Boko Haram's Covert FrontPart IV: The Counter-Insurgency Challenge (Theory and Practice)Chapter 9. War and the COIN Challenge (Theory) Annexe to Chapter nine: 2019 Update Conclusion: So, Why Has the Nigerian Army Struggled Against Boko Haram?NotesIndex
Responsibility: Akali Omeni.

Abstract:

"Focus on the military nature of Boko Haram, the reasons for its success in those specific regions of the Chad basin it operates in and a detailed history of the Nigerian army's counter-insurgency - with whom, uniquely, the author has spent research time. The book identifies and analyses the battles and skirmishes on the front line, as well as unearthing a wider explanation for Boko Haram's military success and the causes of the instability in the region."

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Omeni's highly original study focuses ... on [explaining] the group's success over the last few decades as a fighting force. ...The book also includes a useful discussion of the group's relationship Read more...

 
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